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Muncy Locals Oct. 3, 2018

By Staff | Oct 3, 2018

I had a bit of a mishap on Friday. I discovered a large nail stuck in my rear passenger tire on my way to Myers Elementary School in Muncy to meet the new principal. With today’s technology and the cell phone I am still trying to learn, I called Muncy Restoration Works and they took me right away. A short while later I was on my way back to my destination. The repair was friendly, quick, giving concern for my safety and a small price to pay to patch my tire correctly. It is times like this that I really like living in small town America and I truly appreciate the quality of service from a small business atmosphere.

Today FEMA, in coordination with the FCC, will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) starting at 2:18 p.m. This message will be sent to cell phones that are connected to wireless providers in the WEA system. If your phone is switched on within range of an active cell tower, you may be receiving this alert test message that will only last one minute. Some cell phones will not receive the test message, and cell phones should only receive the message once. According to a notice I received, the system is set up to warn us through our cell phones about dangerous weather, missing children and other critical situations.

The Muncy Garden Club did a great job at the Bloomsburg Fair with their entries. I must say, all of the 8 participating garden clubs in the area had beautiful displays. I love going into the Agricultural building. Despite the rain during last week, the fair was still well attended, over 400,000 people attend each year. My husband and I saw Melissa Etheridge in the new grandstand seating. The acoustics were dynamic and we didn’t get wet. It is a great place to go for an outdoor concert.

Coming up is Heritage Days this weekend and so many other festivals. The weather looks good, and now all I have to do is decide where I want to go.

Muncy Events

Fri. Oct. 5 Toddler Tales at the Muncy Public Library for ages 1-3, 10 a.m.

Fri. Oct. 5 Water Aerobics, 8-9 a.m. at ELYMCA followed by Drums Alive until 9:45, then Silver Sneakers from 10-11, and Water Yoga from 1-2 p.m.

Sat. Oct. 6 Slime Time at the Muncy Public Library for ages 8 and up, 1 p.m.

Sat. Oct. 6 Coat giveaway at Muncy Baptist Church, 9 to noon. Corner of Market and Penn Street.

Weds. Oct. 10 Pre-school story time for ages 3-5, 10 a.m. at the Muncy Public Library.

Weds. Oct. 10 Mental Health discussion and handouts at 11:30 a.m. at the Meck Senior Center, 50 Fitness Drive, Muncy.

Thurs. Oct. 11 You and Me Paint Night for kids ages 8 on up, 6 p.m. at the Muncy Public library. Call to register.

Sat. Oct. 13 Colors of Autumn Hike at Montour Preserve, 10-11:30 a.m. Meet in Environmental Education Center and join naturalist, Jon Beam for a walk through the woods to notice the changing leaves and how trees prepare for winter.

Weds. Oct. 17 Sprouting Made Simple presented by Susie Styer at 6 p.m. at the Muncy Public Library. Susie will remove all the qualms about sprouting and share the benefits of adding these tasty morsels to our diets.

Tues. Oct. 23 Veterans Assistance hours at Rep. Garth Everett’s office, Penn Hills Plaza, 21 Kiristi Road. f you are a veteran or a family member of one, take advantage of free assistance. Dan Falls, department service officer with the Pennsylvania American Legion, will be available by appointment on from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. to help with issues such as compensation, pension, death benefits, education, health care and general veterans’ benefits. Veterans do not need to be a member of the legion to participate. To schedule an appointment, call 546-2084. If you can’t make it in October, service hours will be available on the fourth Tuesday of each month, with the exception of December when the hours will be held on Thursday, Dec. 27.